Lifestyle & Leisure

They call her the “Queen of Showbiz Talent” and Patricia Powell-Hughes is the go-to recruiter in entertainment

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In her business, she’s known by acronym – PPH – and Patricia Powell-Hughes is the founder of what she believes is the first specialist media and entertainment industry recruitment business in the country.  15 years ago, PPH launched as Entertainment Personnel and even her business is now referred to as…

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Physiotherapist Kellie Wilkie combines rhythm and balance to create a healthy business ethos

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Kellie Wilkie remembers falling out of love with her chosen profession of physiotherapy, due to the frustration of 15-minute consultations when she started in a private practice. So, she decided to bust the model and launched her own practice in Hobart – called BODYSYSTEM – with its unique model of…

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When style, substance, quality and control counts – and keeps Jac+ Jack fashion founders in business and thriving

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This is the story of two old friends, who have done their time and learnt the ropes in the fickle fashion business.  They have remained true to their values, stayed on-trend and know what their customers want. They are – Jac+ Jack –  a stylish, sumptuous Australian fashion label. Where…

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Eat your veggies! Helen Waterworth, regional food guru, promotes old fave vegetables as new ‘heroes’ on the dinner table!

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Helen Waterworth has always had a passion for Australia’s regional food producers. Her brilliant career as a food consultant has been on an upward trajectory, ever since she left teaching and jumped on board the King Island Cheese bandwagon and became their chief marketer soon after launch back in the…

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The lady in red from Tasmania – Michele Round’s passion is purveying pinot noir from her Pinot Shop

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And the revenues are rolling in.  Michele is on target to reach the $1.5million mark in the 2014 financial year – that’s a lot of fabulous pinot noir and there is no sign of a diminution in demand.  It’s all about pursuing a passion for fine wine and promoting wonderful…

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Weddings, parties, anything? NO! Just weddings for Fiona Deans-Dundas – living the dream as a wedding planner!

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Even if it meant missing out on Christmas celebrations with her family, Fiona Deans-Dundas could not have been happier – producing and managing weddings for blushing, beautiful brides who had dreamed of the perfect day! The Christmas/New Year period is a rush-hour for weddings. Fiona has found her niche, as…

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Jazz it up with Emma Pask and with that voice, she’ll be “Livin’ La Vida Loca” in 2014

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This woman CAN sing!  And oh, how Emma Pask has made a splendid career in the world of cool and classy jazz after being discovered by the Australian jazz maestro James Morrison at her Kirrawee High School fund-raiser in southern Sydney some 20 years ago. As she belted out Mack…

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How Phillippa Grogan perfects the art of making bread, pastries and preserves at Phillippa’s

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It is all about aiming for perfection and producing delicious provisions and Phillippa Grogan has been delivering the goods for nigh on 20 years.  There is no doubt among her vast clientele that Phillippa of Phillippa’s is indeed the queen of of Melbourne’s bakery goods. Her story today, in my…

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